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CANCELLED: Cooks with Books: Philip Tessier & Roland Passot - Chasing Bocuse (La Folie)

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 6:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled. To be notified of a potential rescheduled date, please contact mfriedman@bookpassage.com.

La Folie, San Francisco

In Chasing Bocuse, the dramatic story of the American team's journey from obscurity to the silver-medal and ultimately the gold-medal win at the world's most renowned cooking competition, the Bocuse d'Or, is told in riveting narrative, breathtaking photographs, and expert recipes from every stage of the process. In 2015 in Lyon, France, Team USA medaled for the first time ever at the Bocuse d'Or--often called the "Olympics of the cooking world"-- taking silver. Two years later, Team USA won the competition and took home the gold. The coach and mentors of the 2015 team consisted of chefs who have become household names: Gavin Kaysen, Thomas Keller, and Daniel Boulud, with French Laundry executive sous chef Philip Tessier and his assistant Skylar Stover as the primary competitors.

Now Tessier, who went on to coach the winning 2017 team, and his teammates offer readers a seat at the table of this exciting culinary event, founded by and named for famed chef Paul Bocuse, in a book brimming with personal anecdotes, vibrant pictures, and a course-by-course offering of recipes for the home chef from the competitions. As Tessier describes the journey to the competition -- first as competitor, then as coach -- including the chaos, pressure, and the glorious result, readers will feel every heated moment. With a collection of recipes for meals served at every stage, readers will be able to taste those moments as well. Rarely has food writing been so exciting--or so rewarding. Combining a great story with recipes crafted by America's culinary giants, this beautiful celebration of a historic victory will make every reader feel and cook like a champion.

Philip Tessier is the first American chef to ever place on the podium at the prestigious Bocuse d'Or culinary competition in Lyon, France, taking silver in 2015 competition. Chef Tessier continued on to coach the 2017 U.S. team, guiding them to victory as they won gold for the first time in the 30 year competition. He was previously executive sous chef at Thomas Keller's three Michelin star The French Laundry in Napa Valley, CA, and chef de cuisine at Bouchon in Yountville, CA. He was part of the opening team of Per Se and was a sous chef at Le Bernardin, both three Michelin star restaurants based in New York City.

Event tickets include the meal, wine, tip, tax, and a signed copy of the book.

Chasing Bocuse: America's Journey to the Culinary World Stage Cover Image
By Philip Tessier, Daniel Boulud (Contribution by), Thomas Keller (Contribution by)
$49.95
ISBN: 9783791383699
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Published: Prestel Publishing - October 24th, 2017

All proceeds from the book are donated to ment'or, the non profit Foundation that supports Team USA for the Bocuse d'Or


La Folie
2316 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

One Book One Marin 2018: Arlie Russell Hochschild - Strangers in Their Own Land (Dominican University)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

In Conversation with KQED's Michael Krasny

Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
Free & Open to the Public • No Ticket Required

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One Book One Marin 2018 Culminating Event!

In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country—a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets—among them a Tea Party activist whose town has been swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a drilling accident—people whose concerns are actually ones that all Americans share: the desire for community, the embrace of family, and hopes for their children.

This book goes beyond the commonplace liberal idea that these are people who have been duped into voting against their own interests. Instead, Hochschild finds lives ripped apart by stagnant wages, a loss of home, an elusive American dream—and political choices and views that make sense in the context of their lives. Hochschild draws on her expert knowledge of the sociology of emotion to help us understand what it feels like to live in "red" America. Along the way she finds answers to one of the crucial questions of contemporary American politics: why do the people who would seem to benefit most from "liberal" government intervention abhor the very idea?

Arlie Russell Hochschild is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. She is the author of nine books, including The Second Shift, The Time Bind, The Managed Heart, and The Outsourced Self. Three of her books have been named as New York Times Notable Books of the Year and her work appears in sixteen languages. The winner of the Ulysses Medal as well as Guggenheim and Mellon grants, she lives in Berkeley, California.

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Popular across the United States and throughout the world, One Book programs take the idea of a localized book discussion club and expand it to cover a whole city or county. The city, county and college libraries of Marin, and community partners Book Passage and the Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California collaborate to bring Marin County readers stimulating programming and events related to the book throughout a three-month period, February - April, each year. All events are free and open to the public.

The launch party at Book Passage kicks off the celebration and introduces the author and programming events that take place during the months of February, March and April. Most events take place at city and community libraries throughout Marin and are geared around themes of the novel. The One Book One Marin program will conclude with a special event on April 18 at Dominican University's Angelico Hall, featuring Arlie Russell Hoschild and KQED host Michael Krasny in conversation.

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620973493
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Published: New Press - February 13th, 2018

2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR NONFICTION

A 2016 NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A NEWSDAY TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR

A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2016

One of "6 Books to Understand Trump's Win" according to the New York Times the day after the election


Angelico Hall, Dominican University
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Maria Shriver - I've Been Thinking (Dominican University)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
Tickets: $40 (includes book)

**Tickets available for sale at the door starting at 6pm**

As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be.

In this moving and powerful book, she shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field -- a place of acceptance, purpose, and passion--a place of joy.

I've Been Thinking... is ideal for anyone at any point in her life. Whether you feel like you've got it all together or like it's all falling apart -- whether you're taking stock of your life or simply looking to recharge, this is the book you will turn to again and again. Like talking with a close friend, it's the perfect companion -- an exceptional gift for someone looking to move forward in life with hope and grace.

Maria Shriver is the mother of four, a Peabody Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, the author of six New York Times bestselling books and a bestselling coloring book, an NBC News Special Anchor, and founder of The Women's Alzheimer's Movement. When she's not thinking or writing, she can be found hanging with her kids.

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Please note: Tickets are non-refundable

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I've Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525522607
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - February 27th, 2018

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"If you are feeling stuck, lost, or you just need a pick-me-up, this is the book for you. Shriver's wisdom will fill you up." --Hoda Kotb, coanchor, The Today Show

A book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life


Angelico Hall, Dominican University
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

George Saunders - Lincoln in the Bardo (Dominican University)

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
Tickets: $40 (includes book)

Please Note: online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available at the door!

#1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize

February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth," the president says at the time. "God has called him home." Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy's body.

From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state--called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo--a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul.

Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction's ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end?

George Saunders is the author of eight books, including the story collections Pastoralia and Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2006 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2013 he was awarded the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and was included in Time's list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.

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Please note: Tickets are non-refundable

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Lincoln in the Bardo Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812985405
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - February 6th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE


Dominican University
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Joyce Maynard - At Home in the World (College of Marin)

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

College of Marin, Kentfield Library

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Other College of Marin ESCOM Lectures:

Rabih Alameddine - The Angel of History

George Omi - American Yellow

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ESCOM is delighted to partner with Book Passage in bringing a free series of interesting authors to the community. ESCOM, the Emeritus Students College of Marin, is a unique organization of 1500 senior students within the Community Education Department at the College of Marin. The organization fosters lifelong learning through classes, clubs, special events and a reading room. They publish a newsletter of original writing and commentary. ESCOM is sustained by memberships, gifts and bequests. Leadership is through a Council and various committees.

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When it was first published in 1998, At Home in the World set off a furor in the literary world and beyond. Joyce Maynard's memoir broke a silence concerning her relationship -- at age eighteen -- with J.D. Salinger, the famously reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, then age fifty-three, who had read a story she wrote for The New York Times in her freshman year of college and sent her a letter that changed her life. Reviewers called her book "shameless" and "powerful" and its author was simultaneously reviled and cheered.

With what some have viewed as shocking honesty, Maynard explores her coming of age in an alcoholic family, her mother's dream to mold her into a writer, her self-imposed exile from the world of her peers when she left Yale to live with Salinger, and her struggle to reclaim her sense of self in the crushing aftermath of his dismissal of her not long after her nineteenth birthday. A quarter of a century later -- having become a writer, survived the end of her marriage and the deaths of her parents, and with an eighteen-year-old daughter of her own -- Maynard pays a visit to the man who broke her heart. The story she tells -- of the girl she was and the woman she became -- is at once devastating, inspiring, and triumphant.

Joyce Maynard's essays have appeared in magazines and newspapers for five decades. She is the author of five works of nonfiction and nine novels, including After Her, To Die For, and Labor Day, which was the basis of the 2013 major motion picture of the same name.

 

At Home in the World Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250046444
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Published: Picador USA - September 3rd, 2013

New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day
With a New Preface


The Best of Us: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635570342
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - September 5th, 2017

The San Francisco Chronicle's Best of 2017 List

From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott)


College of Marin, Kentfield Library
Kentfield, CA 94904

Rabih Alameddine - The Angel of History (College of Marin)

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

College of Marin, Kentfield Library

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Other College of Marin ESCOM Lectures:

Joyce Maynard - At Home in the World

George Omi - American Yellow

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ESCOM is delighted to partner with Book Passage in bringing a free series of interesting authors to the community. ESCOM, the Emeritus Students College of Marin, is a unique organization of 1500 senior students within the Community Education Department at the College of Marin. The organization fosters lifelong learning through classes, clubs, special events and a reading room. They publish a newsletter of original writing and commentary. ESCOM is sustained by memberships, gifts and bequests. Leadership is through a Council and various committees.

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Following the critical and commercial success of An Unnecessary Woman, Rabih Alameddine delivers a spectacular portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval.

Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints. Set in Cairo, and Beirut Sana'a, Stockholm, and San Francisco, Alameddine gives us a charged philosophical portrait of a brilliant mind in crisis. This is a profound, philosophical and hilariously winning story of the war between memory and oblivion we wrestle with every day of our lives.

Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels An Unnecessary WomanI, the Divine KoolaidsThe Hakawati. and the story collection, The Perv.

 

The Angel of History Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802125767
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - October 4th, 2016

"There are many ways to break someone's heart, but Rabih Alameddine is one rare writer who not only breaks our hearts but gives every broken piece a new life."--Yiyun Li
Following the critical and commercial success of An Unnecessary Woman, Alameddine delivers a spectacular portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval.


College of Marin, Kentfield Library
835 College Ave
Kentfield, CA 94904

George Omi - American Yellow (College of Marin)

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

College of Marin, Kentfield Library

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Other College of Marin ESCOM Lectures:

Rabih Alameddine - The Angel of History

Joyce Maynard - At Home in the World

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ESCOM is delighted to partner with Book Passage in bringing a free series of interesting authors to the community. ESCOM, the Emeritus Students College of Marin, is a unique organization of 1500 senior students within the Community Education Department at the College of Marin. The organization fosters lifelong learning through classes, clubs, special events and a reading room. They publish a newsletter of original writing and commentary. ESCOM is sustained by memberships, gifts and bequests. Leadership is through a Council and various committees.

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In conversation with Garrett Omi

The day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Minoru Omi's whole life was turned upside down. Racial tensions ran high -- his father, a Japanese immigrant, is questioned by the FBI, and eventually his family is uprooted from their lives in San Francisco, and forcibly relocated to desolate Rohwer, Arkansas. He and his little sister leave behind their school and friends, while their immigrant parents give up their hard-won dry cleaning business. 

Still, though, their family resolve persists -- and even while facing tough times thousands of miles from the city he was born in, Minoru manages to get into trouble with snakes, bullies, and out-of-bounds candy shops, just like any other young boy. Interned or not, he finds a way to thrive. 

Follow the Omi family as they make their way through World War II -- from San Francisco to the internment camp in Arkansas and back again in American Yellow

George Omi lives in Mill Valley, California. He has won awards for his writing, which he only took up after retiring from a successful career as a landscape architect. American Yellow is his debut novel and took first place as Writers Digest Self-Published Life Story of 2017. 

Parking: Free campus parking for the event.

For more information call the ESCOM Volunteer Desk: 415-485-9652

American Yellow Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781506902227
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Edition Design Publishing - May 19th, 2016

The day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Minoru Omi's whole life was turned upside down. Racial tensions ran high -- his father, a Japanese immigrant, is questioned by the FBI, and eventually his family is uprooted from their lives in San Francisco, and forcibly relocated to desolate Rohwer, Arkansas.


College of Marin, Kentfield Library
835 College Ave.
Kentfield, CA 94904

Alec Baldwin & Kurt Anderson - You Can't Spell America Without Me (San Francisco)

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

Moderated by Kelly Corrigan

Curran Theater, San Francisco
Tickets: $45 - $65; $125 VIP

All tickets include a copy of the book. All VIP seats (Premier Orchestra - Pink) include book signing and complimentary beverages from 5-6pm before the 7pm show.

Join actor, author, and activist Alec Baldwin and author and broadcaster Kurt Andersen in a special Book Passage and Curran presentation celebrating the new satirical “presidential memoir” Donald J. Trump: You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story Of My Fantastic First Year As President. The evening will include discussions of the current political and cultural climates, audience questions, and more.

Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story Of My Fantastic First Year As President. Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others’ flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander-in-chief and leader of the free world.

You Can't Spell America Without Me is presented by America’s foremost Trump scholar Kurt Andersen as well as America's foremost mediocre Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin is a multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor, producer, comedian, and philanthropist. He has also been nominated for an Oscar and a Tony Award and the author of the New York Times bestseller A Promise to Ourselves.

Kurt Andersen is an author/novelist and host of the public radio show Studio 360. He is also co-founder of Spy and author of  Fantasyland: How American Went Haywire, which Random House published in July 2017.

 

Political satire as deeper truth: Donald Trump's presidential memoir, as recorded by two world-renowned Trump scholars, and experts on greatness generally


Curran Theater
445 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Cooks with Books: Valerie Bertinelli - Valerie's Home Cooking (Napa)

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 4:30pm

Liana Estates Winery, Napa
Tickets: $120 per person; $195 per couple

Please note: this event is now sold out. Call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 for waitlist inquiries.

In her newest cookbook, Valerie's Home Cooking, sitcom celebrity and Food Network host Valerie Bertinelli shares over 100 recipes for making comfort food that has a modern and fun twist. With their innovative flavor combinations, these recipes transform traditional comforting classics into crave worthy and exciting dishes that are made to be shared with family and friends.

As the current star of her Food Network show, Valerie's Home Cooking, and co-host of the network's Kids Baking Championship, as well as having spent years acting on television, Valerie Bertinelli has made a name for herself in households across America. But to really know Valerie, is to spend time in her kitchen.

Inspired by her family's cooking legacy, Valerie specializes in showing fans how to make dishes their own families will love that are for the heart and soul. As she often says, there's a story behind every recipe and Valerie shares them in this gorgeous cookbook, where home cooks will find more than 100 recipes that are easy to make and innovative--they're just as fresh, vibrant and down to earth as Valerie herself. Many of these classic comforting recipes have an original twist like Bloody Mary Tea Sandwiches, Lobster BLTs, Quick Rotisserie Chicken Gumbo, and S'mores Popcorn. These mouthwatering dishes will become your go-tos, whether you're having breakfast or lunch on your own, friends are joining for last-minute cocktails and small bites, or the whole family is coming together for a hearty dinner and dessert.

Valerie Bertinelli is a television personality, New York Times bestselling author, and passionate home cook. She hosts her own Food Network cooking show called Valerie's Home Cooking, reaching 1.5 million weekly viewers, and co-hosts Kids Baking Championship on the network. Bertinelli is well-known for her starring roles on the shows One Day at a Time and Hot in Cleveland. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

Valerie's Home Cooking: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes to Share with Friends and Family Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780848752286
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oxmoor House - October 10th, 2017

As the current star of her Food Network show, Valerie's Home Cooking, and co-host of the network's Kids Baking Championship, as well as having spent years acting on television, Valerie Bertinelli has made a name for herself in households across America. But to really know Valerie, is to spend time in her kitchen.


Liana Estates Winery
2750 Las Amigas Rd.
Napa, CA 94559

National Kidney Foundation - 29th Annual San Francisco Author Luncheon (Hilton San Francisco)

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00am

Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Tickets: $135 (individual tickets); $1300 (tables)

During the last two decades, the annual San Francisco Author’s Luncheon has grown into the Bay Area’s premier literary event. This year is no different: the National Kidney Foundation celebrate its 29th annual luncheon on Saturday, November 4.

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Featured Speakers 

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Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski (State Bird Provisions)
Few restaurants have taken the nation by storm like San Francisco’s Michelin-starred State Bird Provisions. Inspired by the exciting diversity of passed hors d’oeuvres, chef-owners Brioza and Kasinski use dim sum style carts to offer guests small but finely crafted dishes that surprise and delight. Now, in their highly anticipated State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook, they share recipes for their most popular dishes alongside stunning photography, and inspire readers and home cooks to craft an unforgettable meal that excites all of the senses.

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Christine Carter, PhD
A sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Dr. Carter is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home and Raising Happiness. A sought-after keynote speaker, she combines scientific research and practical application, offering audiences not only a way to cope, but a way to truly thrive. The writer of a frequently syndicated, award-winning blog, she has appeared on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, PBS, NPR, and BBC Radio.

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Lee Child
Hot off the heels of last fall’s instant hit, Night School, and the big screen adaptation of Never Go Back, #1 international bestseller Child returns with The Midnight Line, the 22nd novel in the Jack Reacher thriller series. A former presentation director with the UK’s Granada Television, his debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for “Best First Mystery”, and The Enemy won both the Barry and the Nero awards for “Best Novel”. 2012 film Jack Reacher was a box office smash based on Child’s 9th novel, One Shot, starring Tom Cruise. The Associated Press writes, “Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate, but don’t come close to matching”.

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Daniel Handler & Lisa Brown
Bestselling author of The Basic Eight, Why We Broke Up, and We Are Pirates, Handler is also known as Lemony Snicket, author of the book series All the Wrong Questions and A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has been adapted into an Academy Award-winning film and television series. Illustrator, author, and cartoonist Brown’s books include Mummy Cat, Emily’s Blue Period, and The Airport Book. Together they have collaborated on The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming and this spring’s fresh and funny Goldfish Ghost.

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Joyce Maynard
The author of 16 books, including the novels To Die For and Labor Day—both adapted for film —and the bestselling memoir At Home in the World, Maynard’s work has been translated into 17 languages. Her essays have appeared in dozens of publications and numerous collections. She has been a frequent performer with The Moth, a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and founder of the Lake Atitlan Writers’ Workshop. This fall, her new memoir, The Best of Us, explores love and loss with her late husband, Jim Barringer, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just after their one-year anniversary.

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Lisa See
New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, See’s novels include Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. Her On Gold Mountain tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. See was honored as National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women in 2001 and was the recipient of the Chinese American Museum’s History Makers Award in 2003.

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Michael Krasny, PhD
Master of Ceremonies

Host of KQED public radio’s Forum and author most recently of Let There Be Laughter.

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Book Passage is proud to be a part of this major literary event!

The National Kidney Foundation’s 29th Annual Authors Event is the largest literary event of its kind in the Bay Area. Featuring a luncheon and a dinner, the event brings together those who are passionate about literature and saving lives through kidney disease research, advocacy, and education. Meet each author during book signing sessions. Individuals and corporations sponsoring the event at $5,000 and above receive an invitation to the exclusive Authors VIP Cocktail & Dinner Party, the Friday night before the luncheon.

Nearly 2 million people in Northern California suffer from chronic kidney disease, including 1 million living in the Greater Bay Area. Luncheon proceeds support the work of the National Kidney Foundation to directly enhance the lives of people in our community who are either dialysis or transplant patients, or at risk for developing kidney disease.

 

State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781607748441
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 24th, 2017

The debut cookbook from one of the country's most celebrated and pioneering restaurants, Michelin-starred State Bird Provisions in San Francisco.


The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553392067
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 6th, 2017

Learn how to achieve more by doing less Live in that zone you've glimpsed but can't seem to hold on to--the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease.


The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780399593482
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 7th, 2017

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Lee Child returns with a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, "one of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes" (The Washington Post).


Goldfish Ghost Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Lisa Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626725072
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 2nd, 2017

Goldfish Ghost was born on the surface of the water in the bowl on a dresser in a boy's room. The boy's room was pleasant and familiar, but Goldfish Ghost wanted company, so he set out to find a friend.

He floats over the neighborhood, past the pier, and let the breeze carry him into town where he discovers that not many people pay attention to goldfish ghosts.


The Best of Us: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635570342
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury UK - September 5th, 2017

The San Francisco Chronicle's Best of 2017 List

From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott)


The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501154829
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - March 21st, 2017

A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple.


Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062422040
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Published: William Morrow & Company - September 27th, 2016

From the host of NPR affiliate's Forum with Michael Krasny, a compendium of Jewish jokes that packs the punches with hilarious riff after riff and also offers a window into Jewish culture.


Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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